Admissions

Apply online

Apply online to the MPH program using the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application form. You will also need to pay the $50 UB application fee; this is in addition to the SOPHAS application fee.

This is also the application form to use for the MPH portion of the MD/MPH combined degree program.

Deadlines

Apply by July 15. If you are an international student, please apply by April 1.

Applications are for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Minimum GRE scores in the 50th percentile for each category
  • Additional courses in mathematics if you do not have at least three semesters of successful coursework in calculus. Prior coursework in advanced calculus and statistics is desirable, but not essential. Also highly recommended are:
    • One general biology course
    • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
    • One year of college level chemistry
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • A basic computing course

GRE Exceptions

While GRE scores are required for admission to the MPH program in most cases, there are several situations where you may be exempted from providing scores.

You do not need to provide GRE scores if:

  • You completed UB's Advanced Graduate Public Health Certificate with grades of 3.0 (B) or better in all certificate courses.
  • You have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university in the United States.
  • You are an applicant for the combined MPH/JD program and you are approved for a GRE waiver.
  • You submit MCAT scores instead. However, if the admissions committee determines that the MCAT scores are not satisfactory, or your courses and grades are a concern, you may still be required to submit GRE scores.
  • You submit PCAT scores instead. However, if the admissions committee determines that the PCAT scores are not satisfactory, or your courses and grades are a concern, you may still be required to submit GRE scores.

Questions? Contact Us.

Contact Noreen McGuire, academic program coordinator, at noreenm@buffalo.edu or (716) 829-6142.

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here: www.buffalo.edu/equity.html